Good afternoon! Chelsea had an eventful day at Formula Drift New Jersey which saw each of his battles end in a wrecker being brought out. Fortunately, all drivers are okay, but unfortunately for Chelsea the judges deemed the contact in his Top 16 battle with Piotr Wiecek to be his fault knocking him out of competition. Chelsea currently sits 10th in the overall championship standings with the second half of the season beginning July 19th in Monroe, WA.
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Fredric Aasbo takes Formula Drift points lead
WALL, New Jersey (June 10, 2019) – Fredric Aasbo and the Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla Hatchback scored second place at Wall Stadium Speedway this weekend. The result vaults Aasbo into the championship lead as the Formula Drift season moves into its second half.
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Hope everyone had a good weekend! Vaughn certainly did finishing fourth at Formula Drift Round 4: The Gauntlet and closing the point gap in overall standings. After unanimously winning his first battle the road to the final four was no easy one for Vaughn who saw his Top 16, eight and four battles all go one more time. Ultimately it would be current points leader Fredric Aasbo besting Vaughn, but not before Vaughn was able to gain some spots in the overall championship where he currently sits eighth at the halfway point of the season.
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Beautiful sunny skies and mild temperatures greeted the Formula DRIFT Black Magic PRO Championship teams as they arrived at Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey for the Advance Auto Parts Gauntlet presented by Black Magic. With a good mix of drivers claiming podiums at the early rounds and some of last yearâ€™s favorites yet to shine, a sell-out crowd filled the grandstands around the banked track in preparation for another nail-biter.
Continue reading Ryan Tuerck claims first 2019 Formula DRIFT PRO Category win in New Jersey
One of the most interesting elements of the Formula Drift rulebook is the flexibility in engine configurations allowed by the sanctioning body. While there are some fairly tight restrictions around suspension pickup points, retaining a large portion of the original unibody, and a strict approved tire list, there are effectively no restrictions on what engine powerplant can be used. Horsepower is effectively unrestricted, the only rule that might be restrictive to power is the requirement that a single set of tires must last for two whole laps around each track. This creates a wide diversity of engine configurations that is relatively unique to Formula Drift, especially considering that there are no requirements to utilize the same engine manufacturer as the body of the vehicle like you might see in other sanctioning bodies. We decided to look under the hood of several Formula Drift race cars from the 2019 entry list to see what some drivers were running to stay competitive. Continue reading 10 CARS, 9,000+HP: THE WILD ENGINES OF 2019 FORMULA DRIFT